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QRC offers emergency aid to quake-hit Lombok

QRC offers emergency aid to quake-hit Lombok

The assistance also includes the provision of health services of first aid, personal hygiene and awareness packages for the benefit of 700 affected families.

At least 10 dead as strong quake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 10 dead as strong quake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok

A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 10 people, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes on Sunday, officials said.

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

UDC to launch island project in QR5.5bn expansion plan

UDC to launch island project in QR5.5bn expansion plan

UDC chairman Turki bin Mohamed al-Khater said as part of UDC’s efforts to diversify its offerings, the 300,000-sq-m island will be an extension of The Pearl-Qatar.

1mn vehicles entered Pearl in October, says UDC

1mn vehicles entered Pearl in October, says UDC

The number of vehicles entering the island is tracked through technologically-advanced monitoring devices installed at its entrance.

Thousands evacuated as volcano on holiday island Bali grows more active

Thousands evacuated as volcano on holiday island Bali grows more active

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from near a volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali that officials say is becoming more active and could erupt soon.

6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings

6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

UDC signs pact to develop mall in The Pearl-Qatar

UDC signs pact to develop mall in The Pearl-Qatar

United Development Company (UDC), master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, has announced the signing of an agreement with Mohammed Al Hamad Al Mana Group covering the sale of a land plot in La Plage South district.

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only Unesco island

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only Unesco island

Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only Unesco World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said on Saturday.

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Bangladesh will push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island despite warnings it is uninhabitable and prone to flooding.

Drinking water crisis hits Indian Ocean island

Drinking water crisis hits Indian Ocean island

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been forced to impose severe water restrictions on tens of thousands of people due to the late arrival of seasonal rains.

Sri Lanka rations power after worst blackout in 20 years

Sri Lanka rations power after worst blackout in 20 years

Sri Lanka announced lengthy daily power cuts nationwide as the state-run electricity monopoly struggled to restore supply after the island's worst blackout in 20 years.